People are making all sorts of different purpose memory jars that suit their needs and I wanted to make one too. I found pictures of some really pretty ones online, but I think I’m not talented enough to decorate mine too much.
I found a very great idea for travelers to have a jar for each country they visit to keep all those train tickets, a few pictures, receipts and all other keepsakes in one place. Most common jar type that I found through a quick research was the yearly memory jar. This way you end up with tons of jars full of written memories and that’s not what I want.
I don’t want a lot of jars lying around but I do want a place to store all those travel related things and all other bits and pieces I might want to keep, such as concert tickets. I decided to make one big jar that would hopefully keep memories from many years to come.
I ha thought I’d want the jar to be all shiny and pretty, so I thought I’d cover it with glitter. I’m extremely glad I made a test version to see how it would look because it didn’t look how I expected. So I ruined a jar, but luckily I had the jar I had intended to use for this project still untouched.
I ended up making this very simple jar with just a ribbon around it and a butterfly attached to the ribbon. The decorations are totally removable, so if I ever want to use the jar for other purposes or move my memories elsewhere, I can do it very easily.
I already slipped some memories in the jar; some movie and concert tickets, memories from my travels and some Hello Kitty band aids I got on my bachelorette party. This is how it looks like.
With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri